Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 12.15.15: RAW Recap #RAW

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is back to kick off your week in wrestling recaps. This week's RAW served the aftermath from Sunday's WWE TLC pay per view. Next up? 2016 will kick things off in January with the Royal Rumble pay per view. The winner of the Royal Rumble is guaranteed a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match at Wrestlemania 32. The road to Wrestlemania 32 officially begins now!

- This weeks RAW was live in the home of Philly Cheesesteaks and Rocky Balboa, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What would happen to Roman Reigns after snapping at WWE TLC and beating down the COO of the company, Triple H? The Ambrose Asylum opens, as Dean Ambrose begins his reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion. The New Day, Alberto Del Rio and Charlotte all retained their titles and move forward to the WWE Royal Rumble.

- Stephanie McMahon Promo: RAW kicks off with the bosses daughter heading to the ring. Steph says being a woman boss, people think she's cold hearted and vindictive. She's not like that at all, that is just what the WWE Universe make her out to be. Steph is about to make a verdict on Roman Reigns' future when Reigns' music hits and he arrives from the crowd. Reigns doesn't feel bad about what he did to Triple H and tells Steph that if he's getting fired then to just get it over with. Steph calls Reigns and his family a disgrace. Reigns calls Triple H's family a disgrace, which forces Steph to lay a slap across Reigns' face, repeatedly. Steph says she's not firing Reigns because Triple H told her not too, however, the boss himself, Vince McMahon, is headed to the arena and he just might do it anyway.

- Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose: Ziggler hits the Famasser on Ambrose and gets a near fall. Ziggler misses the super kick and gets flap jacked by Ambrose. Ziggler applies a sleeper hold submission, but Ambrose escapes by crushing Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler lands the super kick, sending Ambrose into the ropes, Ambrose rebounds back and clotheslines Ziggler. Kevin Owens hits the ring and attacks, getting the match thrown out. After the match, Owens lands two pop up power bombs on Ambrose. Ziggler tries to help, but Owens kicks Ziggler in the knee and power bombs Ziggler on top of Ambrose.

Winner: No-Contest

- Backstage, Stephanie McMahon is patiently awaiting the arrival of Vincent Kennedy McMahon.

- R-Truth vs Bo Dallas: During the match, Vince McMahon arrives, backstage. Vince tells Stephanie to go home and take care of Triple H, he's running the show. Vince's music hits, Vince heads to the ring and tells R-Truth and Dallas to get the hell out of his ring, ending the match.

Winner: No-Contest

- Vince McMahon Promo: Vince says he knows there's someone backstage that's sweating right now and he's purposely making him sweat. Roman Reigns comes down to the ring to find out his fate. Vince tells Reigns to get on his knees and apologize. Sheamus interrupts and asks Vince if he could just beat an apology out of Reigns and he would even put the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line to do it. Vince says hell no. Reigns tells Vince to get with the times and give the fans what they want. Vince agrees to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match against Sheamus, but if Reigns loses then he's fired. Vince lands a kick to Reigns' nuts before leaving the ring.

- Alberto Del Rio and Rusev vs. Ryback and Jack Swagger: Ryback hot tags Swagger, who clotheslines and wheelbarrow suplexes Rusev. Swagger misses the Swagger Bomb, but quickly recovers and applies the Patriot Lock submission on Rusev. Del Rio sneaks in and hits the Backstabber on Swagger, breaking the submission. Rusev hits the thrust kick on Swagger and scores the pinfall.

Winners: Alberto Del Rio and Rusev, by pinfall

- Tyler Breeze vs. Neville: The Miz is on commentary for this match. Neville takes Breeze into the corner, where the referee orders a break. Breeze lands a kick to Neville's gut to take control. Neville returns with an enziguri and a super kick. Neville goes to the top rope and hits Red Arrow on Breeze to score the pinfall.

Winner: Neville, by pinfall

- Backstage, The Miz continues his quest in trying to get Neville to join with him.

- "Eight Man, Hardcore Rules Match": The Dudley Boys, Rhyno, and Tommy Dreamer vs. The Wyatt Family: Luke Harper unloads kendo stick shots on Bubba until Bubba ends up with the stick and unloads on Harper. Harper hits a boot on Bubba and sets up a table. Devon counters a Harper power bomb and the Dudleys 3D Harper. Bray breaks up the pinfall and hits Sister Abigail on Devon. Bray grabs Rhyno and hits Sister Abigail on him. Rowan flies off the top rope and splashes Rhyno right through a table. Rowan covers Rhyno and scores the pinfall.

Winners: The Wyatt Family, by pinfall

- The New Day Promo: The New Day are not in the mood to celebrate as they were all banged up at WWE TLC. New Day call out The Usos and The Usos arrive. New Day claim they don't want to fight and instead offer their respect to The Usos. The New Day next call out The Lucha Dragons. New Day put over The Dragons and apologize for the way New Day won the match. New Day offer hand shakes to both teams. The Usos and Dragons are hesitant at first, but shake hands and leave the ring. The New Day start celebrating and mocking both The Usos and The Lucha Dragons, proving they were lying the whole time. The Usos and Dragons run back out to the ring and beat down all three New Day members.

- Brie Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Charlotte and Becky Lynch: Charlotte hits her head on the turn buckle and Brie follows up with Yes Kicks to Charlotte and locks in a Surfboard submission. Charlotte escapes and hot tags Becky. Ric Flair grabs Alicia Fox's leg and distracts Alicia. Becky grabs Alicia and locks in the Dis-Arm-Her submission and forces Alicia to tap out.

Winners: Charlotte and Becky Lynch, by submission

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match", If Roman Reigns Loses Then He's Fired: Sheamus (c) vs. Roman Reigns: Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Reigns counters with a power bomb for a near fall. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch, but Sheamus counters with his own near fall power bomb. Sheamus locks in a Death Lock submission, but Reigns reaches the ropes for the break. Reigns lands a head butt and nails Sheamus with the Superman Punch. Reigns covers, but Vince McMahon pulls the referee out of the ring, stopping the pinfall. Sheamus hits White Noise on Reigns and Alberto Del Rio and Rusev hit the ring.
Reigns is tossed to the floor, allowing Del Rio and Rusev to beat down Reigns. Reigns fights back and unloads Superman Punches on Del Rio, Rusev and Vince McMahon, knocking out all three guys. Reigns is back in the ring, dodges a Sheamus Brogue Kick and lands a huge spear on Sheamus. Reigns covers, scores the pinfall, keeps his job and is the NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion. RAW closes out with Reigns celebrating his title victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall, to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

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